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Sharing your phone or tablet gets easier with Android LollipopNew features in the latest version of Google's mobile software make it easy to hand over your Android to your friends or family. Sarah Mitroff shows you how.
Hi. I'm Sarah with CNet and today I'm gonna show you the new device sharing features on Android 5.0 Lollipop. First up both tablets and phones can now have multiple user profiles. The two or more people can use the same device but have their own apps, photos and private data. You can switch between accounts on the lock. Screen, or from the Quick Settings menu. Along with user profiles, there's also a new guest mode, which creates a temporary user profile that's not permanently stored on your device. Friends and family can use guest mode to log into their own Google account to access messages, photos, and contacts. Once they're done, all of their information is deleted from your phone or tablet. Screen pinning is the fastest and easiest way to share your device. You lock an app on the screen, so that someone else cannot leave that app to snoop around on your phone, or get into apps they're not supposed to. It's perfect for putting a game on your screen and handing the device over to your kid. To use this feature, you turn it on in settings, and then head over to the overview menu to choose the app you want to pin. To un-pin the screen, you press and hold the back and overview buttons at the same time. If you have a screen lock setup, like a password or a pattern, you can require it to un-pin the screen as well. To learn more about Lollipop, head over to cnet.com. I'm Sarah Mitchroff, thanks for watching.